View Full Version : Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

08-04-2015, 08:37 PM
This is an interesting tale from today.

A bloke gets stopped by the police for having a rear light out on his car.

The same bloke gets shot in the back about six times by the police as he tries to run away.

The policeman says that he feared for his life as the bad man had taken his taser gun off him.

This is shown to be untrue as a man with a camera, standing nearby, has captured the event on video...the cop is shown to drop his taser gun near the dead man's body.

The corpse is then handcuffed.

See BBC News [link] - view external link (www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32212958)

08-04-2015, 09:14 PM
'Police in lie shocker'. Sidney and a couple of others will along soon telling us the police in this country would never do anything like this. Like the others, including myself, who like to slate the police at any opportunity.

08-04-2015, 10:12 PM
Isn't the cop charged with murder now?

08-04-2015, 10:44 PM
He has been sacked.
He has been charged with murder, no bail.
He may face the death penalty.

link: SKY NEWS. - view external link (http://news.sky.com/story/1460988/cop-shot-fleeing-man-like-he-was-running-deer)

09-04-2015, 01:00 PM
completely different reaction in Charleston to (say) Ferguson. Partly this may be due to wanting to avoid civil unrest, so making the right reactions in a timely manner.

Thankfully a bystander videod it, or it could have been another Ferguson example instead of a cop that panicked and then seemingly has realized the consequences and tried to cover it up.

Police body cameras ordered throughout now. Arguments for and against, but in the current climate I fall on the side of ignore privacy concerns to create greater evidence/transparency

I know someone on the Colorado Grand Jury, and they're crapping themselves a Ferguson type event happens there.

09-04-2015, 01:05 PM
Your value of human life must be almost zero to pull out a gun and unload 5 rounds into the back of an innocent person. Panic doesn't come into this until the attempted cover up. Thankfully it was recorded.

09-04-2015, 01:05 PM
Amazing video on CBS news last night. Clearly shows Officer running back from body to pick up his tazer and then drop it next to his victim whilst saying on his radio `he grabbed my tazer`
Surely the key to all this is what would be happening today if there was no video ?

09-04-2015, 01:55 PM
Or even more worryingly what was happening 'before' video

Imploding Turtle
09-04-2015, 03:00 PM
There is no excuse for police not to wear body cameras. They don't have a right to privacy while on duty and the cameras can be switched off during times when they're off-duty but still in uniform, so the privacy argument is bull****.

Yet that's the argument you hear from commentators on Fox News and the political right while the same people will play down privacy concerns from the public when it comes to government surveillance of it's citizens. And then the next day they'll be saying how the government can't be trusted to handle anything whatsoever. It's like an entire political wing in the U.S. is schizophrenic.